Amber Glancy

As a first-year college student navigating her way through an unfamiliar college process, Amber Glancy has had no trouble defining her success – and her future.

Amber, a Carolina Student Transfer Program (C-STEP) student at Carteret Community College, was selected to attend the Science Enrichment Program (SEP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the summer of 2012.

During the SEP, Amber will receive more than 150 contact hours in physics, organic chemistry, human physiology, quantitative skills and biostatistics. Courses in reading speed development, test taking strategies, and interview skills are also woven into the eight-week long enrichment program.

 The program is designed as an opportunity for minority and economically disadvantaged college students who want to enter schools of allied health, chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathy, pharmacy, podiatry, public health and veterinary medicine.

Accordingly, Amber will enroll at UNC-Chapel Hill as a junior Biology major in 2013.

However, Amber’s journey is owed in large part to her time at Carteret Community College. While studying at CCC, Amber upheld a 3.89 grade point average – all while participating in numerous extracurricular activities.

Amber is a participant of the TRiO program, a federal student services program designed to provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. In addition to being inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in 2012, Amber also works at Chick-fil-A and is active in her church. Her work with her church’s mission trips to Haiti and Guatemala solidified her goal of medical mission work as a career, she said.

Amber graduated from West Carteret High School in 2011 and was in the top 10 percent of her class. She was selected as Miss West Carteret High School and is the daughter of Christina and Kennith Glancy of Newport.